The book of Philippians chapter 4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice.”
Some may ask after reading this, “But how does one rejoice when hateful rhetoric seems the norm, anxiety is prevalent, and fears lurk around in our communities, let alone our very own hearts?”
I believe rejoicing is a tangible way for us to counteract the voices that want to choke our joy. We rejoice sometimes because we feet it, yes, but we rejoice most often because it is an act of resistance against empires that that want to steal our joy.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice.”
Written & spoken by Jes Kast-Keat
Music by Dexter Britain